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'Roots & Sky’ by Christie Purifoy

My family moved from little ol’ Crockett, Texas, to the big Aggieland city of College Station when I was 7 years old. I didn’t particularly like it there, and I didn’t have any friends since we … more

Governor orders action to address safety at schools

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 21 sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath ordering immediate action to ensure the safety of children in Texas schools following the … more

Is it time for your stress test?

A week ago Tuesday was one of the worst days of my life. Let me tell you about it and hopefully someone’s life will be saved in the process. A week ago Monday night my husband Eddie complained … more

Get informed about human trafficking

I joined the Human Trafficking Committee. Yes, you read that right. This does not actually mean that I’ll be participating in human trafficking, but rather, a guy in my Sunday school class … more

Don’t be a stranger

Recently, my 7-year-old was acting perfectly. He got ready for church, acted saintly during mass, said thank you without being prompted after doughnuts, unloaded the dishwasher when we arrived home, … more

And they called it puppy love …

Snuggling puppies is my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, a good baby nuzzle is 12 out of 10, but having a well-trained canine snuggle companion is plum hard to beat. My first puppy lover was … more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Two aspects of life that I try to instill in my students are the negative effects that apathy has on society and the importance of maintaining integrity in all they think and do. In … more

Getting better in 2018

So the first week of the new year I got sick. Sniffles, a cough, a lot of mucus and a lack of sleep. I’m not looking for sympathy here; I think everyone in town was sick. But it did put a damper on … more

Setting the record straight

I’ll give credit where it’s due. I’m not always accurate in my reporting. We rely on our sources to tell us the truth and sometimes we don’t have the time or resources to verify the … more

Capital Highlights: Board sets state funding limit for next 2-year budget

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers will have just under $100 billion to use for the non-constitutional spending portion of state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019. The 10-member Legislative Budget Board, … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Guatemala fishing

There are times when we can tell what’s going on without even seeing it or smelling it. Just take the other morning at the Mule Barn truck stop. Most of the charter members of the world dilemma … more

Proclamation honors World Series winning Houston Astros

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed Nov. 3 as Houston Astros Day, honoring the American League champions for winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series. The Astros won their fourth … more

Let’s have a talk about manners

So about that Yuli Gurriel gesture in the dugout … If you’ve been living under a rock, let me fill you in. The 33-year-old Gurriel, a Cuban first baseman for the Houston Astros, made a racist … more

Letter To The Editor: Our schools are growing in population and in age

On May 7, we will have the opportunity to approve a bond package for our schools. For those of us that served on the Planning Committee, the decision will be easy. We were able to tour the … more

Astros offseason outlook

The word “dynasty” shouldn’t be thrown around casually in sports. It’s one of the hardest things a team can establish and if they’re able to, it etches their name in history. The Houston … more

Highway fund, Rainy Day fund receive hefty infusions

AUSTIN — State Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 29 announced the transfer of $1.47 billion into the State Highway Fund and the Economic Stabilization Fund, with $734 million going into each … more

How one injury led me down the right path

My sophomore year in high school, I attempted to play varsity football. I had played for my middle school and freshman teams so I decided that it was only logical to continue on to junior varsity and … more

Guest Column: Home Country: New year, new life

Doc wasn’t really sure just why he woke up so early this morning and went outside. It was cold, of course, as the first day of any new year is supposed to be. He and Mrs. Doc had watched some … more

Some high school lessons were too hard

Sometimes it seems that we are, to use a good Texas term, “snakebitten.” Perhaps the handful remaining of my high school graduating class feels the same way. Tragedy enveloped us and put us to … more

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor,I was very confused and concerned after reading the article, “City, Chapman Foundation find common ground” in the May 26, 2016 issue of the Sealy News.The first paragraph regarding … more
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